Tony Snow: Previous presidency hurt terrorism fight
WASHINGTON - The White House took a swipe at former President Clinton on Wednesday, just days after he accused President Bush of doing ‚Äúnothing‚ÄĚ to catch Osama bin Laden before Sept. 11.
White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters that Clinton spent his presidency ‚Äúdramatically‚ÄĚ slashing military and intelligence assets that are vital to fighting global terrorism.
‚ÄúEven with the buildup since September 11th, we are only now beginning to achieve the same sort of levels that we had ‚ÄĒ in terms of intelligence assets ‚ÄĒ that we had at the beginning of the Clinton administration,‚ÄĚ Snow said....
"Last weekend, Clinton said Bush administration officials ‚Äúdid not try‚ÄĚ to kill bin Laden before Sept. 11.
‚ÄúAt least I tried,‚ÄĚ he angrily told Chris Wallace on Fox News Channel. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs the difference in me and some, including all the right-wingers who are attacking me now. They ridiculed me for trying. They had eight months to try. They did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed.‚ÄĚ
More lies from the master of dance, denial, and deception.
"YESTERDAY I asked Chris Wallace if he was surprised. Wallace is the Fox News host who has become the talk of Washington for simply asking Bill Clinton if he thought he did enough to stop Osama bin Laden before the September 11 attacks...............
Clinton's performance, his defenders say, was planned in advance to stiffen his party's spine and teach it how to fight back. Was it planned? "Absolutely not," Wallace told me. Off camera, during the interview, he said he saw Clinton's public relations man waving his arms, demanding that the interview be terminated immediately. At the end of the interview, Clinton was still visibly angry and threatened to fire his PR man if he ever had to endure another interview like that one."